Xavier Vandromme chaired a meeting on 4March at which our assertions emerged including seven European directives and regulations, which should be European legislation by 2012.
After collecting together all of the recommendations,
- an Emmaus Europe open letter was drafted on the whole package asylum sent to MEPs and policymakers with a view to the vote on the draft revision of Directive 2005/85/EC on minimum standards on procedures for granting and withdrawing refugee status in Member States, which was originally scheduled for 25 March. The vote was postponed to 11 May in plenary session in Strasbourg.
To download the letter : “The right of asylum is putting Europe to the test: Emmaus Europe is taking action to safeguard human rights”